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    The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

    What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

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    The Film Arcade Grabs U.S. Rights to Swedish Drama 'Simon and the Oaks'

    Newbie specialty distributor The Film Arcade has acquired its second film, Lisa Ohlin’s “Simon and the Oaks.” The company picked up all U.S. rights to the Swedish drama and has an October 12 release scheduled for New York and L.A.

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    Contest: Win Mel Gibson's 'Get The Gringo' On Blu-Ray

    If you want blockbuster thrills and action this summer, you don't necessarily have to go to the multiplex to get your fix. Mel Gibson returns to his old school action ways in "Get the Gringo," a picture that finds him going south of the border and falling into a heap of trouble.

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    Oliver Stone Talks Strong Women Characters

    In a recent interview with the Associated Press to promote his new film Savages, Oliver Stone was asked to pick his favorite 5 films featuring strong women.  For a man, who primarily focuses on hyper violent male characters or our former Presidents, his new film Savages has been seen as a depar...

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    Brian Tee Joins 'The Wolverine'; Cole Hauser Declares 'Olympus Has Fallen' & Patrick Schwarzenegger Is All 'Grown Ups 2'

    In today’s edition of the casting round-up, we have news from a Japan-set comic-book movie, one of the two competing White House siege films, and a sequel to a movie no one really liked.

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    Broadway Star Nina Arianda Joins Director Sean Durkin for Janis Joplin Biopic

    Janis Joplin is getting the big screen treatment and will be brought to life through Tony Award winning actress Nina Arianda (she won for "Venus in Fur"). "Martha Marcy May Marlene" director Sean Durkin will helm the project, which is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Producer Peter Newman & co. hav...

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    Watch: Touching Trailer for Award-Winning Documentary 'Planet of Snail'

    Seung-Jun Yi's documentary "Planet of Snail" has been making waves on the festival circuit this year and last by nabbing awards at both The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and at Silverdocs.  The film tells the love story between a South Korean blind and deaf ...

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    New In Theaters this Weekend: 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

    It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Katt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

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    Trent Reznor Composes Theme Song To Video Game 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops II'

    It was just earlier today that we were talking about how the line between movies and videogames is getting more and more blurred, and then there's this bit of news. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who has already won acclaim for teaming with Atticus Ross to score the founding of Facebook ...

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    Will Yun Lee to Play Villainous Silver Samurai Opposite Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine'

    Hugh Jackman has a villain for Fox's "X-Men" prequel, "Wolverine." Will Yun Lee will play Kenuichio Harada, a.k.a. the Silver Samurai for those of you that follow the Marvel comic.

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